Aviation Terrorism and Security

Aviation Terrorism and Security The recent conviction of Ramzi Ahmed Yousef for plotting what prosecutors called hours of terror in the sky by conspiring to bomb a dozen US airliners the increasing number of manportable SAM atta

  • Title: Aviation Terrorism and Security
  • Author: Paul Wilkinson
  • ISBN: 9780714644639
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback
  • The recent conviction of Ramzi Ahmed Yousef for plotting what prosecutors called 48 hours of terror in the sky by conspiring to bomb a dozen US airliners, the increasing number of manportable SAM attacks on aircraft, and the recent crash of a hijacked Ethiopian airliner off the Comoro Islands causing 127 deaths show that aviation confronts a wide range of security threatThe recent conviction of Ramzi Ahmed Yousef for plotting what prosecutors called 48 hours of terror in the sky by conspiring to bomb a dozen US airliners, the increasing number of manportable SAM attacks on aircraft, and the recent crash of a hijacked Ethiopian airliner off the Comoro Islands causing 127 deaths show that aviation confronts a wide range of security threats This aim of this volume, published ten years after Lockerbie, is to assess the changing threats to aviation security It is a sad fact that despite major efforts by certain states to enhance security much needs to be done to remedy weaknesses in international aviation security if further Lockerbies are to be prevented The contributors examine threats and vulnerabilities in the light of recent developments in aviation security and consider the prospects for strengthening the response at national and international levels The study is of obvious relevance not only to security and academic specialists but also to the international civil aviation community and national policy makers.

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